Each September, the editorial board of The American Journal of Human Genetics selects two trainee-authored articles published in AJHG in the previous year that best represent outstanding scientific contributions to the field of human genetics. Two Cotterman Awards will be given annually, with a monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque presented to the recipients at the Annual Meeting.
To be awarded the C.W. Cotterman Award, nominees must:
- Have published a paper in AJHG in the last year as first author
- Be a pre- or post- doctoral trainee
- Be an ASHG member